Why are DDoS attacks becoming nasty, brutish and short?

“One of the great challenges for cyber security teams is that the workload only ever increases. Not only are new threats constantly popping up but more established threats never fully disappear. They lurk in the background: mutating, re-emerging, and causing new headaches. For instance, while many in the industry are currently laser-focused on the dangers of ransomware, DDoS attacks are still an ever-present threat – with nine in 10 organisations experiencing attacks, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour of downtime. And since anyone can launch attacks and cripple networks for the price of a Netflix subscription, the economics are certainly attractive.” – read more at Information Age!